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Prosper Roussel Patinated and Gilt-bronze Jewel Casket

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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3000B
Date / Time :
April 07, 2017 10:00AM


Prosper Roussel Patinated and Gilt-bronze Jewel Casket, France, second quarter 19th century, rectangular form with domed and hinged cover, bail handle with armor, helmet, and shield supported by dragons, the cover set with two central portrait medallions purported to depict King Henri VIII and Charles de Angouleme, each flanked by panels of shields above an arabesque floral border, the box with figures of guards at each corner and lion mask supports to side handles, the box front with two square panels with depictions of warriors on horseback, an attendant at their side, the reverse with a rectangular panel with battle scene, all set on an elaborately scrolled base, inscribed "Prosper Roussel Place Vendome 24," lg. 9 1/2, dp. 6 1/2, top of handle ht. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

With engraved monogram "MD" to either side of lid. Figure to the back left corner lacking staff, figure in the front right lacking uppermost tip of the staff, staff of the figure in the front right bent very slightly. Very small surface inconsistency at the foot of the back right figure (see image). Small casting flaw to the right side (see image). Otherwise in good general condition with light surface wear.

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Henri VIII, Charles de Angouleme, Jewel Casket, Arabesque, Arts, Bail handle, Box, Decorative arts, Furniture, Islamic art, Ornaments, Scroll, Visual arts, France